I'm going to write about something that you already have an opinion on. I'm going to hope that my compelling argument will sway you to my viewpoint and that you'll better understand my perspective Maybe I'll change your mind!
Nah. That's not going to happen.
You've already made your mind up, and if today's events didn't change your mind, then this stupid fucking blog post certainly won't.
America loves guns. We make a fucking ton of them. And its easy to get one. And then you're on your own! I sure hope you're not a fucking lunatic who wants to shoot my baby girl at her school! Hot dog!
So why am I even bothering to type some nonsense here? Well I'm glad you asked. Its because I am sick to fucking death of this argument. Its because I want to scream at how completely insane this is. Its because I'm furious at every friend and relative of mine who insists that guns are not to blame, and if anything, we should make them easier to possess.
When the fellow shot up the theater in Aurora, I sat down and took the time to write a well reasoned post, complete with references and facts and stuff. I'm not going to do that right now. I'm too emotional. I have a kid who attends school. This could have been my family.
To those of you who continue to shriek "guns don't kill people!" I simply say this: fuck you. I know, its harsh. But this is an emotional subject. 20 kids just died, 11 days before Christmas. Thanks to an asshole with a gun. I know that most of you gun owners are responsible people who would never shoot up a theater or a classroom. But that's no fucking excuse. You cannot justify to me the need for you to keep your gun, while a dick head used his gun to kill 20 children. Fuck your right to keep a gun. What do you need it for? To feel safe? To feel powerful? To feel manly, or in control? I wonder how many parents at that school had a gun in their closet or bedroom, or even in their car or on their hip. Didn't help much did it? That's because a lunatic had little difficulty in getting his hands on an assault rifle and at least two handguns.
I could go on at length, but I don't feel like it.
I'll say it again, fuck you and your guns.